Africa Revolution is a U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit mission organization. AR (Africa Revolution) does community development and community care in impoverished urban settings in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Grass Roots Vision
Africa Revolution is a ministry/family of friends, seeking to live out missional discipleship and relational compassion in Africa with the orphan, widow and urban poor. We long to see the incredible love, grace and peace of God made manifest in hurting places and to hurting people.
Who We Serve
The focus of our service is not only to the vulnerable (orphans, widows and the poor) in Africa but also to those wanting to come alongside them. We believe that all of us are in need of transformation. And so we desire to facilitate, educate and equip those seeking to be in relationship with the materially poor. We serve all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
How We Do it
We believe in a discipleship based model for transformation. So we look to develop and empower servant leaders seeking to be agents of redemption and restoration. We come alongside them equip and train them through experiential learning opportunities. We also identify churches and community leaders whom have already started working in their community and have a clear vision for the healing of their community. We come alongside them, and assist them to do, what they or we are unable to do alone. We seek to facilitate a relationship between caring people in the rest of the world and these vulnerable communities in Africa.
What We Do
While community care and development is the broad title of what we do, our work is specifically focused on widow and orphan care, a volunteer program, and various empowering partnership projects. We seek to empower individuals to transform their community.
In all of this we long to see the incredible love, compassion, grace and mercy of God made manifest in hurting places and hurting people. To continue to get a grasp of who we are, we invite you to read our vision and mission statement and view our ethos. Also read through our statement of faith and biblical mandate to understand the foundation of Africa Revolution.
Africa Revolution’s Mission Grid –
In a nutshell this is the who, the what, the why, the how of our revolution!
What we mean when we say Discipleship and why it matters
Jesus gave us clear marching orders in Matthew 28:18-20 to make disciples. His initial followers who heard this command knew what He meant because He had modeled it. Jesus embodied the heart of God as He lived his life among them and loved people by both declaring and demonstrating the gospel. This is clear in Luke chapter seven when John the Baptist sends some of His disciples to inquire of Jesus if He truly was the Messiah they had been waiting for. In response to their question Jesus replies, ”Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them (Luke 7:22).” As followers and learners of Jesus, His disciples “saw and heard” the gospel during His three years of ministry with them. Therefore, they knew they needed to follow His lead as they embarked on this great life mission of making disciples.
The Bible is clear that every disciple is to be a disciple maker and every follower is to be a fisherman (Matthew 4:19). This process of making disciples could be defined as the “transfer of truth and life within the context of relationship.” It is the gospel that compels us to both share the content of the message with others, while also investing the character/DNA of Christ into others (1 Thessalonians 2:8). Therefore, as we grow as followers of Christ in community with others, our hearts will not only grow in love for Jesus but will also grow in love for our neighbors, communities, & cities. The compassion and mercy of the cross will increasingly mark our lives as we grow as both disciples and disciple makers.
“I’d say you haven’t discipled someone if they only have been equipped to evangelize and bring people to church. If they are truly discipled, they must be motivated and equipped to love their neighbors, to do justice and mercy.” -Tim Keller
Practically speaking then our lives will become others focused. Discipleship is about doing life with people. This type of lifestyle is bigger and more comprehensive than a once a week church gathering. Making disciples happens at our dinner tables, our workplaces, in our neighborhoods, etc. It will mean to live our everyday ordinary lives with gospel intentionality. It will allow us to learn from, serve alongside, and love others across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic barriers that exist within our context. As this happens, the kingdom will come to bear in our homes, our neighborhoods, our cities, and even our nations. (The heart of AR is to equip and send discipleship minded Christ followers into where ever the Lord has them. Our prayer is that this will truly be a lifestyle for a lifetime.)